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Where Is A Blood Alcohol Level Usually Done At A Hospital
Where labs are: A blood alcohol level is just a lab test done on blood that is drawn, so wherever phlebotomy (professional blood drawing) is done the labwork can be arranged. This would include a doctor's office or clinic, lab, er, instant care, hospital, etc. Blood alcohol is usually checked in cases of car accidents, industrial accidents and where there is a question of impairment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shouldn't medical records contain blood alcohol level? While in the hospital i asked what my level was and i was told there was none in the records only that alcohol was aboard. Even before surgery i asked again, and this is 6weeks later, still nothing.
If someone has bloodwork done and the alcohol levels come back as 271 3 what does that translate to in blood alcohol level percentage?
Units?: I am guessing that the units would translate to a 0.2713% -- very drunk and at some risk of dying from it, especially if inexperienced. ...Read more
Now 0.8%.: This legal limit varies by country and is typically blood alcohol content limit for the operation of a vehicle. In the United States, the legal limit can vary by state but for all states as of 2011 is 0.08% blood alcohol content as measured by a breath device, urinalysis or blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: This would be the equivalent of six standard drinks in 160-165 lb man ( more in a heavier man and less in a female of the same weight ) not allowing for the breakdown of any alcohol which is typically one drink every 60-90 mins. If no tolerance, one is quite intoxicated. Dwi is at 80.0, aggravated dwi at 180. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None - same thing: Ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, is the chemical name for "beverage alcohol," to distinguish it from other alcohols, like wood alcohol (methanol or methyl alcohol) and rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). There is a slight difference between the blood alcohol level and the serum alcohol level (about 10%), but they are almost the same thing too. ...Read more
Depends: Your metabolism, length of time between and since last drink, if you consume food at the same time, and the type of drink may all affect blood alcohol level. 1 beer=a 6 oz glass of wine=1shot. Many mixed drinks have more than 1 shot. On average 2-3 shots or equivalent within 2-3hrs would put you over the legal limit to drive ...Read more
Liver impairment: Your liver is responsible for a huge number of jobs in the body, to include taking care of drugs & toxins (including alcohol). If liver impaired, diseased, or damaged, its ability to break down alcohol will be less. Alcohol dehydrogenase & rarely other enzymes can be missing or in short supply. Any of these would mean alcohol cannot be metabolized fully or at all & bal goes up and could be lethal. ...Read more
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